UPDATED: Long delays on M62 after tanker spill - road now cleared

Cars are now moving again on the M62 after a container came off a tanker and spilled a chemical on the road earlier this morning.

Traffic was stationary westbound from junction 27 Gildersome to junction 26 Chain Bar, with congestion to junction 29 Lofthouse.

Eastbound there was also a lane closed and queueing traffic from junction 26 to junction 27, with delays of 50 minutes and congestion to junction 25 Brighouse.

Police were alerted just after 7am.